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10Feb/16

Dear One Who Wants To Stay #LettersOfTheHeart


Dear One-Who-Wants-to-Stay,
I thought I would not have much to say to you, but it turns out, I was wrong. It seems I don’t quite know as much as I think I do about us.
See, I thought I knew you, the kind of person you were, but you are nothing like I anticipated. A part of me is still being blind to that, but it’s true. You are not the pig-headed buffoon who tussles with me every day for control. You are not the manipulative, arrogant, ignorant bastard that I expected. You are not like him, you know, the One-Who-Had-to-Go.
I wake up every morning, mentally tying my wrapper and adjusting my blouse ready to pounce at the slightest provocation, but you come waving a white flag and bearing the warmest hugs. Your eyes, they disarm me, and your smile, it tells me to lay down my arms, because there is no need or room for war. You don’t fight me, even when I’m spoiling for it. You love me with every breath you take, and everything you do. And this is not something you had to tell me; your actions and very being speak louder than a thousand words. You loved me until I put down my weapons and took down every piece of brick in my wall with my own hands.
I panic sometimes. I am afraid. I keep thinking I will wake up and that old monster will reappear before me. Other times, I think maybe you’re too good to be true, you couldn’t possibly be true. I lash out and try you, but you stay. Patient through my tantrums and anxiety attacks. Leaving me be or holding me close till I can breathe again.
I am a whole new person on account of you. I am better in ways I didn’t think possible, because of you. Your love is healing all my damage and putting together my broken pieces. And I know I sit and act like all that you bear for me is my birthright, but it’s not. They’re not.
So this is my thank you. For every hurdle you’ve jumped, every tear you’ve wiped, and every prayer you’ve said. You continue to exceed expectations I did not even know I had. Others respect me more because of you. You are a dream, even though you were not obvious from the start. You’re the “best thing I never knew I needed.”
And now, I think I have done enough “what-ifing”, and wondering, and cowering behind fear and hurt. I have let damage rule long enough.
Dear One-Who-Wants-to-Stay, it is such an honor to be cared for, to be looked at the way you look at me, and I apologise for all the times I took it for granted. It’s time to return the honor, to give you back love the way you’ve given me. I could make you promises of earth-moving and mountain climbing love but I won’t. I’ll just take one day at a time, trying to mirror your actions. I will tell you this though, you will no longer be the One-Who-Wants-to-Stay. You are now, simply, The One.
Please, stay with me.

07Feb/16

Dear PLF #LettersOfTheHeart

Dear PLF,
Hardly does a day go by without me  thinking of you or wondering what you are up to… and when I do, I soak you in prayer. I know it makes no sense but I miss you. Oh I miss you so much… not being able to share the numerous things I am thinking, the plans, dreams and desires. I know it won’t be long now… we will meet up and we will know… a knowing click*winks*.

This letter is a promise. I promise to love you through thick and thin. When we have so much and when we have to be careful with expenses. I promise to be strong for you when you need me to.

Yes I can fuss and be a drama queen sometimes  (am a woman you know *winks*)… but I promise to pray for you every single day as long as God gives me breath. I promise to dress special for you everyday so no outside woman holds any appeal.

PLF, I assure you our home will be full of love… so much love you that anyone who comes can you cut a slice of it and it doesn’t affect us. Oh if only you know the designs I have for our house… thWLFnterior designs. I know that once I share it with you… You will give me full approval… it’s badt like that. *double winks*.

Our children will be blessings for God will pour His Spirit on them. They will be joy to us and we shall delight in them all our days. Our son shall grow up strong and loving like you. Our daughter shall be sweet and caring like me. *winks*.

I promise to support your dreams and projects even when I don’t understand them… I trust Abba to stir you right. I promise to never go to bed with an angry heart… no room for cracks. I promise to find one reason everyday to fall in love with you again.

Darling PLF, I can’t exhaust all my promises here… some are private. But I assure you under God you will thank God for me everyday as I will for you.

P. S: Your favour doubles because I am a good thing and the crown on your head. I love you today and I will always love you.

Your WLF

PS. I asked and PLF means, Priest, Lover, Friend. You knew already, right? Yeah, I didn’t think so. 😁

05Feb/16

DEAR DAUGHTER IN-LOVE #LETTERSOFTHEHEART

A letter to my son’s wife on her wedding day.

My beautiful daughter,

I am so blessed to receive you into our home. Since before my son was born, I dreamed of the lady who would one day win his heart and be the mother of his children. You are an answer to my many many prayers. During my childbearing years, I always longed to have a daughter, however, God blessed our home with three wonderful sons. Your coming into our home is my long-awaited answer to that prayer.

I want you to know that we love and respect you. When we give you our son today, we will not take him back. He is yours and yours for life. Our family doesn’t believe in divorce nor will we ever support the break up of your home, regardless of the cause. We will not interfere in the affairs of your home, however, we will always be available should you need guidance or a sounding board.

By the Grace of God, we believe that we raised our son to be a good husband and father. We trained him to always respect women and to be a Godly example. Should he misbehave in any way, know that you can come to us and we will be happy to set him straight, without taking sides. We are committed to the success of your home. While we avail ourselves to you, please know that the truest source of strength and wisdom that you need as a wife is found only in God. I urge you to develop your relationship with Him further and seek Him for daily guidance. The power of prayer cannot be overemphasized.

I learned a lot from my Mother in Love and have a very good relationship with her. I sincerely hope that with time, you will grow to love me like I love her and that we will have a beautiful relationship.

Please take good care of my son. He is now your responsibility and no longer mine. He is a gentle and caring soul and needs to be handled with care. If you need any tips on how to get through to him, I’m always available to share with you all that I know.

He will love you more than he loves me and I’m ready to accept that. I want to see him further develop into the great man that he is called to be. Please be faithful to him, protect his heart and give him all of your love. He has been mine for so many years. I have done my best as a mother to raise him, but today, I hand him over to you. He is now yours to love, cherish, nurture and protect. He is the best gift I have to give. He is the product of my life’s work and prayers. May God grant you wisdom to cherish him, even more than his father and I have.

God bless you as you start this new journey, one that will last a lifetime. Congratulations on your marriage and may you experience all of the joys that come with marrying the love of your life.

With love and sincerity,

Laurie Idahosa

Your husband’s mother

@IdahosaLaurie

www.laurieidahosa.com

04Feb/16

Dear Heart #LettersOfTheHeart

To the Tiny sparkling stars in my
Little world

Dear heart,

I sit in this lonely room of mine,in a strange new world. The thought of you in my heart brightens my day and lift me up as i rewrite my vows to you. To the love that will bind our hearts as one.
I vow to love you to the end of time.
I promise you a million years of love and loyalty.
A minute after eternity my love will remain.
I promise you my life. I’m gonna love you like i’m gonna loose you.
With grey hair,our love shall blossom like it will be from the very beginning.
I shall show you a whole new world.
we shall make love under the moon and our stars shall rest in the eyes of our children.
A million words i will pen down if i write to the rhythm of my heart which is an undescribable feeling that tickles me from within. We shall conquer the world as one heart and plant our love in the sand of time as a reminder of our great love.
in an afterlife you will still be mine. Living without you shall be like a punishment and i will show you to the world in your finest form.
I shall protect your ego and take pride in honouring you.
The earth shall celebrate our love. I will follow you to the end. But for now,i will wait for this great love story,for every minute is worth it. I love you.

Your Heart
Future Wife

03Feb/16

Dear He Who Must Not Be Named #LettersOfTheHeart

From the lips of the ex-side chick

“I Love You.”

It hurt so much to have these three words at the tip of my lips for so long but I could never tell you. Because you were not mine to love. Well, not in the way I wanted. *sigh*. I thought I could never get over you. I was the stalker side chick….always wondering when the next fight would happen. I made friends with her friends, her family members, everybody I knew who knew her automatically became my friend. Social Media became the bane of my life because all I saw were happy pictures of both of you. I had the happy façade of someone who couldn’t care less if you loved me or not, but deep down, oh deep down, there was that feeling of defeat, that desperate want of acceptance.

I would do anything for you.
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20Jan/16

THE HAUNTED ASSEMBLY 8

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Adam paced around the house. He could hear Kate’s voice through the bedroom door as she talked with Ese. He had a decision to make, one he had to make very fast. Telling the doctor he would take some days off to take care of his wife sounded like a chivalrous thing to do at the time, now it just sounded stupid. There was a dead body he should be attending to.

What was he doing anyway? It wasn’t like he could take care of a pregnant woman. His panic at the false labour was enough proof of that.

The bedroom door opened and he turned around to see Kate.

“How is she?” Adam asked.

She ignored his question. “What are you going to do?”

“I don’t know yet. How is she?”

“I can’t answer that question until I know what you’re going to do.”

Adam held her hand and drew her away from the door.

“What do you expect me to do? I can’t tell my wife I’m leaving her but I can’t leave the case right now. They just found another body.”

“I know, I know, but still you have to make up your mind. The sooner the better.”

“You don’t seem to…”

His phone rang, it was Detective Samson.

“Detective?”

“Sir, we are waiting for you. We may not be able to hold off the press for much longer.”

“I’ll be with you soon.” He ended the call.

“So you’re going then?” Kate asked.

“Just for now. I will check the body, tell them what to do and come back home.”

Kate smiled. “Good luck explaining that to your wife.”

She was right. He knew better than anyone that there was no way a detective will see a dead body and turn around. What was he supposed to do?

His phone rang again.

“Samson, I said you should wait!”

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15Jan/16

THE HAUNTED ASSEMBLY 6

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“Hameed is the killer?” Kate asked, worry painted on her face.

Adam was not sure Hameed was the killer but he was almost sure Senator Bello wasn’t. Hameed had tried very hard to pin it on Senator Bello and with his very connected father, he had eventually succeeded. He could bet Hameed committed the murders.

“How are you going to prove that?” Kate continued. “Going after Hameed is not only going to anger his powerful father, it will also get you in trouble with the president.”

He knew that already. “That’s why they will not know we are doing anything until we are done investigating and have real proof.”

“How are we going to get the proof?” Kate was obviously not pleased with what he was doing.

Adam had no idea. He needed a miracle. He was already about to have one when Senator Dafe called claiming to know who killed Senator Halima but now he needed a miracle to find out who killed his miracle.

“Senator Dafe knew the killer. How did he know? We need to search his house properly.”

Kate shook her head. “We can’t do that. On what grounds are we going to search the house? The case is supposed to be closed or suspended at best.”

Adam nodded. It was frustrating; running an investigation without calling the shots. There had to be another way to enter the house.

There was another way to enter the house!

“Kate, the lady who worked for Senator Dafe, are we still holding her here?” Adam asked.

“Yeah, you need her for…” Kate started then understood where he was going. “You want her to spy for you?”

“Spy? No, I don’t need a spy. I need somebody to get me into the house without anybody knowing. She already helped someone get in. She will have to help me too.”

“Isn’t that a little risky?”

“Get the woman for me.”

“Uncle Adam…”

“Get her now.”

Kate left the room. Adam knew for sure he did not want to cross the general or the president without having something concrete to confront them with. He was desperate. He would do anything to get something to hold against Hameed, even if it meant entering Senator Dafe’s house illegally.

There was a knock on his door. Adam looked up and Detective Samson entered.

“Good day sir.”

“Found me something to charge Hameed Galadima with?” Adam asked.

“No sir.”

“So why are you here?”

“Another body was found.” Continue reading

08Jan/16

THE HAUNTED ASSEMBLY 3

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Adam collected the phone from Kate and read without saying a word. He finished reading and gave the phone back to her. His investigation was about to get tougher.

“Okay, now we have another suspect, it is time to put up a board.”

Kate nodded and left the room. Adam knew that if he started what he was about to do, there was no way he was going to get home on time. Ese was angry when he left the house, it will stupid to make it worse by getting home late.

Kate entered the room with a whiteboard and some markers.

“I want you to print out the pictures of our two suspects.” Adam said.

“Way ahead of you.” She said waving two pictures in the air and handing them to Adam.

Adam collected the pictures and pasted them on the board.

“So now we have two suspects. Suspect one; Hameed Galadima. Son of wealthy general and fiance of victim. Has unverified alibi, and has strong motive to commit. Probably has means and opportunity too.”

“Suspect number two; Senator Sunday Bello. Senator of the federal republic, opposition senator to victim and open antagonist.”

The case of Senator Bello was curious. He was opposed to a bill Senator Halima was co-sponsoring but he was not just opposed to the bill, it looked like he had an axe to grind with Halima. It was strange that despite Halima’s death he was not relenting on going after her.

“What is this man’s problem with Halima exactly?” Adam asked.

“I’m trying to find out.” Kate said, scrolling through pages on her phone. “I can’t seem to find why he hates her so much.”

“We pay him a visit then.”
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06Jan/16

THE HAUNTED ASSEMBLY 2

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Immediately Adam got home he knew he was in trouble. The doors were unlocked. Ese never left the door open when she was going to sleep. He opened the door and entered. The door made a slight click when he closed it. He looked at the huge clock chiming away on the wall, it was almost one am. It was bad enough that he got home late when he had promised not to but having to tell Ese that he was on the case was worse. He flicked a switch and light flooded the living room. On one of the sofas was Ese, she was asleep. Not even the light woke her. He felt so guilty, she had actually tried to wait up for him.

He walked to her and knelt by the sofa. He brushed some straying strands of hair from her face, she looked so peaceful in her sleep. He placed his hands on her protruded stomach and smiled. He was going to be a father soon and he wanted to be there for his wife and baby but his child would live in a better and safer world if he could catch whoever killed the senator.

“Adam,” He had not noticed her eyes open. “You said you would not stay too long.”

“I’m sorry Ese. I had to take care of things before help came.” Adam said, helping her up from the sofa.

“This is the last we’ll hear of the investigation, right?” Ese asked.

Adam did not reply.

“Adam?”

“The IG called and…”

“You took the case?”

“I wasn’t exactly given a choice.”

She placed a palm on her belly. “Our baby is due in less than a month.”

Adam moved close to her and held her. “The case won’t affect that.”

She walked out of his embrace and headed for the room.

“I’m going to sleep, make yourself comfortable on the couch.” Continue reading

18May/14

DEMONS ON CHURCH STREET: FINALE (PART 1)

Adam slid the gear into park, jumped out of the car and ran into the lounge. He looked around the room, Faruk was nowhere. He brought his phone out of his pocket and dialed his number. He chewed on his nails as the phone rang. He had hoped Tola was wrong about Faruk. Faruk had been the only friend he had kept for more than a whole year. He was a crazy person who lived in a fantasy world, more than a normal adult should but he was a true and loyal friend. Continue reading